International Nursing Review
© International Council of Nurses
Edited By: Sue Turale
Impact Factor: 1.073
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 54/114 (Nursing (Social Science)); 57/116 (Nursing (Science))
Online ISSN: 1466-7657
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Editor's Choice Article
The concept of stigma in mental illness as applied to Haitian Americans
Stigma has been identified as a highly negative concept affecting the lives of many people around the world who suffer from mental illness. Stigma requires our upmost attention if people are to seek care and recover from their mental illness. I commend to you this article written by a PhD student who has done a fine job of a concept analysis of stigma as applied to Haitian Americans. Collette has identified five attributes of stigma: labelling, stereotype, negative attitude, emotional response and discrimination. Although this concept analysis concerns Haitian Americans, these attributes, as well as their antecedents, are important for nurses to understand in an international context. Nurses everywhere need to continually work within many layers of society to reduce stigma through education, and help develop strategies and policies that will have lasting effects. This article can be downloaded for free from this website.
We are pleased to announce to our readers that the International Nursing Review 2015 Impact Factor has increased to 1.073. This is up from the 2014 result, when we received an impact factor of 0.948.
Calling on nurses and midwives engaging in policy and policy development research. If you are interested in submitting your paper for publication in a new themed issue for International Nursing Review then read more here.
Announcing a new Virtual Issue on nursing burnout. This is a selection of recent papers that focus on emotional exhaustion and other factors causing nursing burnout - you can read these here.